Collector’s Piece: Gypsum var. Selenite coated Cave Calcite Stalactite from Wens

Collector’s Piece: Gypsum var. Selenite coated Cave Calcite Stalactite from Wens

Dimension: 5.7cm x 4.6cm x 3.1cm
Weight: 57g
Locality: Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Co., Wenshan, Yunnan, China
 
Acquired in March 2021, this beautiful specimen from the Wenshan Mine features hundreds of complex monoclinic tabular shaped Gypsum var. Selenite aesthetically coated a Cave Calcite Stalactite cluster.  The Selenite crystals of completely transparent quality which displays a gorgeous lavender purple color.  We’d see Gypsum specimens came out from this mine from time to time but of this perfect quality and color are very rare.  My miner’s friend shown me 8 pieces but I only bought 2 pieces from him because the rest of the lot are heavily damaged.  The Gypsum crystals on this piece are exceedingly lustrous and the specimen displays some green dots fluorescence under UV lighting 365nm, so pretty!  The video doesn’t show its pretty purple color but the photos are best representations.  Comes with a high quality acrylic display box.
    $86.55Price